Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 12, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

DHSS today announced one death and 103 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 101 are residents in 15 communities: Anchorage (59), Eagle River (3), Fairbanks (17), Juneau (6), Bethel Census Area (5), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), and one each in Bethel, Chugiak, Dillingham, Ketchikan, Nome, Nome Census Area, Palmer, Utqiaġvik and Wasilla. 

Two nonresident cases were reported in:

  •  Bristol Bay and Lake and Peninsula Borough combined: 1 in seafood industry
  •  Location under investigation: 1 in unknown industry

Two resident cases and two nonresident cases were added through data verification procedures and added to the dashboard. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 6,216 and the total number of nonresident cases to 915. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is intermediate.

Of the 101 Alaska residents, 51 are male and 50 are female. Six are under the age of 10; six are aged 10-19; 25 are aged 20-29; 21 are aged 30-39; 10 are aged 40-49; 15 are aged 50-59; 12 are aged 60-69 and six are aged 70-79.

There have been a total of 245 hospitalizations and 44 deaths with no new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The person who died was an Anchorage female resident in her 80s. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones. 

There are currently 32 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and no additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 32 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 2,168.

A total of 399,629 tests have been conducted, with 7,673 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.73%.

Notes: As of today, the presentation of testing data has been improved to more accurately reflect testing turnaround time. Before today, the turnaround time was calculated by the difference between date of result receipt at the Section of Epidemiology and date of specimen collection. The calculation now uses the difference between the date of result completion at the lab and the date of specimen collection. 

This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on September 10 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. There is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report. Each case is an individual person even if they are tested multiple times. Total tests are a not a count of unique individuals tested and includes both positive and negative results. The current number of hospitalized patients represents more real-time data compared to the cumulative total hospitalizations. To view more data visit: